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Summer Opportunities

Summer Study, Sports Camps and Travel Opportunities at VES

College Application Boot Camp for Rising High School Seniors

2019 Dates: Monday - Friday: August 5 - 9
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Hight Library on the VES Campus
In this workshop, our highly sought-out college counseling team of Mimi Csatlos, Amy Koudelka and Elizabeth Blaum will help guide rising seniors through the process of completing their college applications, including all parts of the Common App® and the Coalition for College Application®. As you likely know, the college application process is time-consuming, and it’s often difficult to find focused time to work on it once school is back in session. So, eliminate the stress and anxiety and complete your applications before you go back to school! 

Sports Camps

Basketball Summer Camp (brought to you by Hill City Basketball Academy)

June 17 - 20

6 - 9 p.m. daily | Cost is $100

VES Summer Basketball Camp is for boys ages 12-14 who are interested in learning the fundamental basketball skills and demonstrating hard work ethic. All drills are specifically designed for skill development. We want our players to learn the game the right way and to have lots of fun while doing it.

Coach Sedlar is in his sixth year at VES where he is currently Director of Basketball Programs and Head Boys Basketball Coach. Coach Sedlar has more than 10 years of coaching experience and has run multiple programs in Virginia and New York. Coach Sedlar was named 2014 Coach of the Year in VISAA.

Coed Multi-Sport Camp

Two Sessions
June 10 - 14 | June 17 - 21 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily | Cost is $199/week

The VES Sports Camp provides basic instruction, supervised recreation, and fellowship in sports and games for boys and girls ages 7-13. In all that we do, the emphasis is always on the development of positive, healthy sportsmanship and competitiveness in a fun and spirited fashion.

Campers are grouped by age (7-8, 9-10, 11-13) to ensure the best experience for participation and learning. Campers receive daily instruction in the fundamentals of basketball, soccer, lacrosse and track. In addition, there is time each day for instruction in tennis for interested campers. Intra-camp competition within these sports, as well as various contests and sports related games, are part of each week’s activities. 

The NEXT Basketball Summer Camp

June 24 - 28 | Overnight

An elite skill, speed, strength and mentality clinic The Next Project is more than just a camp, it's a week-long basketball experience. Working daily alongside world-renowned skill development trainer, Damin Altizer, athletes will discover intricate training methodologies for hard-wiring their skill sets for on court success. Athletes will also have the incredible opportunity to work with a renowned strength trainer, nutritionist as well as hearing lectures on NCAA eligibility and the recruiting process.

Boys Lacrosse Summer Camp

July 29 - August 2

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. daily | Cost is $175/week
Open to: Rising 2nd - 9th Graders

Come spend a week learning and playing The Creator’s Game. Participants will learn the fundamental skills of lacrosse and be able to apply this knowledge in game situations throughout this fun-filled camp. Campers are grouped, depending on age and skill level, to ensure the best experience for participation and learning.

Instructor: Kevin Gates has over 30 years of coaching experience at the college and high school levels. Read more about Kevin here.

Equipment Needed: Lacrosse stick, helmet, gloves, arm pads, should pads, protective cup, cleats, water bottle, bathing suit and towel. Goalies: chest and throat protector.

EGT Basketball Summer Camp

August 4 - 9 | Overnight

Elite Guard Training is the premier online basketball training platform for players who want to see how good they can really be in this game. With more than 256,000 players in the EGT family, from 91 countries worldwide, we’ve become the world’s most trusted basketball training community — and we’re just getting started. EGT Live is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get elite training from some of the best skill trainers in the world. Drew Hanlen, Alan Stein Jr. and Damin Altizer are some of the best basketball minds in the world of basketball today

Girls Volleyball Summer Camp

August 12 - 16

6 - 8:30 p.m. daily | Cost is $100/week
Open to: Rising 5th-8th Graders

The VES volleyball camp provides young athletes with a variety of opportunities to advance in their fundamental volleyball skills. Interested players will be grouped by both age, and skill level, in order to best fulfill their needs and individualized goals. Multiple courts are available in Van Every Field House so all campers will have the chance to face opposition aligning with their skill level. All players will have the opportunity to work 1:1 with coaches, all with knowledge of the game and a variety of volleyball levels coached.

Instructor: Summer Jones is VES’ Assistant Athletic Director and Volleyball Head Coach. Read more about Summer here.

Travel & Study Abroad 

Spoleto Study Abroad Offers Immersive Experience in the Arts and Humanities

Among an exclusive consortium of 20 schools in the U.S., VES offers our students the opportunity to travel, learn and be inspired through the Spoleto Study Abroad Program. This three-week creative immersion and enrichment program in Spoleto, Italy, delivers a broad selection of courses in the arts and humanities—vocal music, instrumental music, visual art, photography, drama, filmmaking and creative writing. VES students and teachers have participated in past years. If interested, please talk with Ms. Debbie Burton, Director of Fine & Performing Arts.


This past summer, VES students studied abroad in Spain and China, developing their language skills and having transformative experiences that promoted independence, maturation and a global mindset. If you are interested in a summer language immersion experience, please contact Mr. Will Rhem, VES Coordinator of Global Initiatives, for information. 
Additionally, students interested in a summer immersive experience to learn Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Russian or Turkish are encouraged to visit NSLI-Y to learn more about this prestigious and selective overseas program.


Through the same program that brings our Guatemalan students to VES each year, students have an opportunity for a cultural exchange to visit Guatemala this summer. Choose two- to four-week experiences, ranging from $700-1100 (before airfare). It is an opportunity you won't want to miss! To learn more, read the message at the link below from program director Sandy Cardona, then connect with Mr. Will Rhem, VES Coordinator of Global Initiatives, to discuss your interest.
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